Two Gardens and One Bitter Cup

The Garden of Eden made Holy and perfect by God was spoiled by the disobedience of Adam. The creature was not willing to submit his will to the will of God his Creator.

So began the Fall of Mankind and Original Sin. Mankind, intended to display grace, mercy and love, would now love himself first. He would have…

A need to satisfy fleshly desires (lust)
A natural resourcefulness (self-sufficiency)
A careless embracing of worldly wisdom (capitulation)
A fear of failure or rejection (inferiority)
A bent toward self-preservation (fear)
A stubborn insistence for control and recognition (pride)
A refusal to separate from family or friends (dependency)
A bottomless appetite for comfort and ease (materialism)

This is only the beginning of a long list. The point is, that left to ourselves; we always rationalize reasons to please ourselves rather than God.

God would now relentlessly remind Man throughout time that his actions always bring consequences. That physical life is but a vapor. That God holds eternity in His hands. That this life is not about us…but about HIM!

In GOD Alone reside Love, Mercy and Grace…and True Pity and Compassion for us because HE knows we are but dust.

Later in time, in another garden called Gethsemane; Gods pity and compassion for us was embodied in HIS SON. In Eden, Adam lived for himself and then lost Eternal Life with GOD for all of his descendants. From that day forward the sins of mankind would begin filling a cup. A cup that the second Adam, JESUS, would drink in full, taking the worlds sins upon HIMSELF on HIS CROSS satisfying the wrath of HIS FATHER towards us; opening by FAITH a way for us to regain paradise lost and have ETERNAL LIFE WITH GOD IN HEAVEN.

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THE REAL CROSS OF CHRIST !

The Real Cross of Christ.

The FORGOTTEN KING of the Jews! Above the head of Jesus was a small sign. Both the small sign and Jesus were nailed together to the Cross.

It is rare to see contemporary crosses depicted with that Sign above the head of Christ. Pilates sign no longer seems to be part of the Cross. It is ironic that it was Pilate who said to Jesus “What IS Truth”. Yet Pilate’s proclamation written on that small sign made everything clear as to why Jesus came to walk among His creatures that He had created.

The magi knew who he was:

Matthew 2:2
“Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him.”

Pilate knew who he was:

Mark 15:2
Pilate questioned Him, “Are You the King of the Jews?” And He answered him, “It is as you say.”

When Jesus was Crucified, Pilate had the sign nailed to His Cross, above the Head of Christ for all to see. The sign represented All the Messianic Prophecies in the Old Testament that were part of the mystery of the coming Messiah, so the Jews would recognize HIM.

The small sign also represented ALL the SIGNS and MIRACLES done by JESUS during HIS earthly life that fulfilled the Old Testament Prophecies so that there would be no question about the FACT that HE was and IS TODAY, the SON of GOD, the KING of KINGS…. The LION of the TRIBE of JUDAH who IS Coming Again.

John 19:19  “Now Pilate wrote a title and put it on the Cross. And the writing was…“Jesus of Nazareth, The King of the Jews.”

Matthew 27:37 And above His head they put up the charge against Him, which read, “THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.”

The Crosses within Most Churches with Born Again Christians and Messianic Jewish Synagogues do not have the Sign nailed above the Head of Christ! The Nation of Israel’s history is filled with Historical documented Miracles and Signs of the Mighty Works of Almighty God. Especially, in the Book of Exodus that contain the Holiday of Passover.

Yet someone Greater than the Passover miracles was to come walking out of the pages of prophecy in the Old Testament. Someone, who not only parted the waters of the Red Sea, but also walked on the water of the Sea of Galilee. Jesus would create Signs and Miracles that only God could do. He did the Signs and Miracles to prove that JESUS IS, the SON of GOD.

But, the Nation of Israel, blinded by God as stated in Isaiah 6:9 turned their backs on their Prophesied Messiah, their long-awaited KING of KINGS.

“Go, and say to this people: keep on hearing, but do not understand; keep on seeing, but do not perceive. Make the heart of this people dull, and their ears heavy, and blind their eyes; lest they see with their eyes,
 and hear with their ears,
 and understand with their hearts,
 and turn and be healed.”

Acts 1:11…  “Why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen Him go into heaven.”

Zechariah 14:4… “Then the LORD will go out to fight against those nations, as He fights in the day of battle. On that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, east of Jerusalem, and the Mount of Olives will be split in two from east to west, forming a great valley, with half the mountain moving to the north and half to the south.”

The Dawn of Eternity came 2,000 years ago when Emanuel came to earth. Jesus love is still available at the Foot of His True Cross.  But Soon (within your life time) Jesus Comes Back in Judgment with FIRE in HIS EYES !

WAKE UP !

TEARS of HIS FATHER

 HIS CROSS

When we think about the Easter Story it is Jesus who takes center stage. Yet there is another within the Easter Story whose tears we rarely, if ever think about. Have you given any thought to the Tears of GOD the FATHER for HIS SON JESUS at the CROSS ?

“My child God said to me. I wanted to tell you personally what the Crucifixion of My Son meant to me.

You have children and grandchildren and I know you love them. I know that you would do all you could to protect them from harm and that you would gladly take upon yourself their death. I know this because you were created in my image with the ability to Love.

I know that if men took your child and beat him with whips that ripped both flesh and bone from his back…that you could not be restrained.

I know if men forced your child to carry a beam of heavy wood down the street as people swore at him, mocking him, and spitting on him… that you could not be restrained.

I know if men forced your child to lie down on that cross and then drove nails through his feet and hands to hold him there…that you could not be restrained.

Could you Ernie? The Lord asked softly…no Lord I said quietly.

I stood and watched as they did all those things to my Son. I stood there not for His sake but for yours, because He took that punishment not for His sake but for yours….I honored you through His Pain. But Ernie, when Jesus…MY SON cried out …MY GOD…MY GOD…WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?

That was more than I could bear, so I turned away and cried uncontrollably. My Son had wept over Jerusalem; and now I wept over my Son. Yes, I could not look upon the Worlds Sins that MY Son was bearing, but even more than that, if I had looked at HIM at the moment HE said those words…I knew in my heart …

THAT I COULD NOT BE RESTRAINED !

Ernie…I wanted you and those that say they love my Son, to know that even for the Joy set before both HIM and I…the Cross was the most difficult thing either of us have gone through.

ONLY HIS TOMB IS EMPTY ! ! !

Fresh Winds….bring
The Final Days of an Ancient War.

One statement that remains clear in my mind is that mankind never learns from history. The civilizations throughout history seem doomed to repeat themselves.

If you are a critical thinker you cannot help but notice that the repetitive themes that plague mankind are illuminated as the struggle between Good and Evil.

When you consider the actions of men throughout history and watch the world and local news tonight, you cannot argue that evil exists in our world. Evil exists and it is escalating at an alarming rate. Everyone is affected from the old to the unborn because evil knows no boundaries and is no respecter of persons.

God has placed within us a moral code that allows us to recognize Good and Evil. The question is not “Is there Evil” it is rather what will we do about it? Evil is not just a concept or the opposite of Good. Evil is a disease with deep roots that go back into antiquity, back into time….back to the beginning.

Man’s inhumanity to man is horrific, but the worst display of this evil penchant to destroy is contained in the concept of genocide, the destruction of a race, an ethnic group of people from the face of the earth. There is one nation existing today that has borne the continual focus of evil to eliminate them throughout history and from the face of the earth.

My people…the Jews…the Nation of Israel. No other nation exists as a declaration to the world that in the records of her history, we find our roots and in the predictions of her prophets we find our future.

This miraculous nation has resurrected itself from the dust of ages past and has proven it is an Eternal Nation. A nation chosen by Almighty God to fulfill His prophetic plan when Jesus Himself Come’s to take back HIS ETERNAL CITY JERUSALEM.

The Nations of Earth are made up of Fallen Humanity. They have a death wish that Jesus is coming back to grant them. Everyone will Bow Down to the Lord of Lords and the King of Kings, whether in Heaven or in Hell. Everyone will in the end be a BELIEVER in JESUS the MESSIAH of ISRAEL, the SON of GOD.

HIS TOMB IS EMPTY !

STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN

A Believers life is a journey to eternal life. A Non-Believers life is a journey to eternal death. If you read and understand the Word of God and the times we live in and the FACT that you only have today, not tomorrow. Then how can you not have compassion for those you know and love who are lost and the fate they have unknowingly chosen that awaits them?

There are many regrets in my life represented by words and actions that I would take back if I could go back in time but I cannot. Living with emotional burdens is more than any of us fragile human beings can bear. As they rise up before us, they tend to cripple us. I have learned to give them to the one who came along side me to help me carry them.

But the burden within my soul to share the Gospel is the greatest of all. This burden is the one that I will carry with me all the way to the appointed time in the future when I stand alone before HIM. As He reviews each time He opened a door for me to witness that I did not go through I will shed uncontrollable tears.

Tears that His hands will wipe away, so that final burden will be released. I will enter His Kingdom leaving behind the memories of all those people I loved that never knew Him.

For now I am here, and I am constantly reminded that Today is the Day of Salvation. I cannot do anything for those I love that have died without knowing their Savior.

But today is mine….And today is yours…

And today belongs to those you love…

My prayer is that we use the day for HIM…

As a child of 7 I would impatiently ask my earthly Father during vacation trip’s ”Are we there yet, are we there yet….?”

The same is now true of me as an impatient Believer, as I see pre-written history unfold before my eyes exactly as predicted. I watch the road signs fly by faster and faster during my journey home. Each sign announces His Second and Final coming with anticipation to those that know HIM.

The last Words…Gods Words…spoken of in this monumental epic story from the Book of Genesis (the Book of Beginnings) through to the last Book of Revelation (the Book of New Beginnings) are all true; from the first Words “In the beginning GOD” to the last Word “AMEN”.

Revelation 22:20
“He (Jesus) who testifies to these things (the end times revelation of the sequences of prophetic events) says…Surely (there is no doubt) I AM coming quickly”. AMEN (let it be so)

Even so (just as you described), Come (Quickly), Lord (My Sovereign KING) Jesus (HIS name means SALVATION).

Walk up the Stairs out of the Darkness that surrounds you, following Jesus one step at a time, as HE Lights your path Home to HEAVEN.

 

The River of Blood

 

Did you know that there is a river of blood that flows from the Earth to heaven?

This river of blood represents the deaths of the multitudes in the last 2,000 years that died in the arms of Christ believing in His death on the Cross-for their sins. This river of blood when viewed from Heaven looks like a Scarlet Ribbon.

If you look closely you will see that it is anchored in the base of the Cross of Christ, planted deep into the Judean soil within the boundaries of the City of God called Jerusalem.

The other end of the Scarlet Ribbon is tied to the Throne of God. It connects to both Jesus and the Great Cloud of Witness behind Gods throne. Then scarlet strands reach out across the entire world from heaven connecting to the Remnant, the Redeemed called from before the world was formed that live today on planet earth.

These scarlet strands are attached to each of us personally who believe in Jesus and are living today in time.

If only every person made in the image of God would come to know Christ during their journey in life so the weight and burden of the beam could be lifted and carried by their Savior for them!

Give them the Gospel

Easter is the day that we are called to Remember Jesus and His death on the Cross and what it cost HIM…. to Redeem us…to pay for each of us whom HE chose before the Foundations of the World
were made.

Sometimes Holidays become too familiar to us. And we lose sight of what they were meant to remind us about.

Did you know the Word of God tells each of us to count the cost of our decision to believe in Jesus?

For me, coming to know Jesus at 38 years old as a Jew cost me dearly…it cost me my entire family. After 10 years when the wounds began to heal, and I was allowed back; those relationships of love had grown cold with time and were gone.

Today when I look back I find it selfish to think about what it cost me…when I think about what it cost God!

We never think about the tears of God that continue to fill the oceans of the world…we think more about our tears.

We never think about the tears that Christ wept and still weeps for the multitudes that He died for that choose a different destiny… of eternal life away from Him. …instead we think more about our tears.

The Gospel is the greatest gift that you can give those you love.

Then Maybe… just maybe… the LORD will allow you to plant the last seed that brings Salvation to the person that you love.

Then in Heaven, as the two of you cry and weep together, for the Joy of the fact that you both know Jesus, and the Joy that you will both have an eternity together.

Then Jesus…. who already took His Nail Scarred Hands and wiped away the tears of sorrow from your eyes…will rejoice before each of you… as the two of you wipe the tears of JOY from each other’s eyes.

Now…how AWESOME would that be?

WHO KILLED CHRIST ?

I am a Jewish believer in Jesus. That means I believe Jesus is the Messiah that the Jewish people are looking for. Jesus is also the Christ of Christianity. Jesus is one and the same, the SON of GOD. I have been asked the question WHO KILLED CHRIST, by both Jewish and non-Jewish friends, since the release of Mel Gibson’s movie “The Passion of Christ”. The following is my answer to the question, “Who killed Jesus, The Christ”.

The “ANSWER” to this question can simply be put into one sentence. But understanding the question and the far-reaching implications that the “ANSWER” has attached to it requires a much greater “ANSWER” than one simple sentence can express.

Who killed Christ? I did, You did, every human being that has walked this earth did, the Romans did and the Jews did. But, THE PERSON who bears sole responsibility for the death of The Christ is HIS FATHER ALMIGHTY GOD.

The God who created the universe, the earth, mankind and all that is upon the earth, also created Time and History. The mystery of history is that it is really HIS- Story, the story of Jesus/Yeshua the Messiah, the Christ. PRE-WRITTEN History is the story of how and why Gods Only Son chose to enter space and time to die on a Cross for the Sins of everyone. So that when we die believing in Jesus as our LORD and SAVIOR, you and I could have a way to go home to be with God in Heaven.

The Bible is the only extra-terrestrial communication that we have ever received. You can prove its claims by investigating History, Archeology, Science and most of all Prophecy….it is 100 % accurate! ALL other Religious Systems cannot stand under the same scrutiny and claim to represent THE TRUTH. The other world views are religions with man reaching out to the stars for answers. Christianity is about a relationship with the God who created us. The God who reaches His hand down to us, by sending His Son to us , to communicate His Love for us.

The Judeo-Christian Bible answers all of your questions about history. It explains the beginning of everything; current events and the end of this evil world system yet to come and the glorious future of Eden found again. It speaks of the new Eternal Earth, recreated ONLY for those of us who accept the sacrifice of Jesus the Messiah, the Christ for our Sin’s.

The Scriptures are God’s Prophecies of historical events. In Isaiah 48 vs. 3 God speaks through the Prophet Isaiah…“I declared the former things long ago and they went forth from My mouth and I proclaimed them. Suddenly I acted, and they came to pass…..therefore I proclaimed them to you long ago, before they took place I proclaimed them to you.” Prophecy is God’s pre-written history.

WHY THE CROSS ?

messiah

All the Bible’s teaching points to the death of Jesus. Neither his perfect life nor his marvelous teaching nor his powerful miracles are the focus of the Bible’s message.

Yes these are all important, but above all else Jesus came into the world to die. What makes his death so important? The answer is that he died as a Substitute, a Sin – bearer and a Savior.

 Jesus the Substitute:

This demonstrates the love of God. Sinners, you and I, are guilty, lost and helpless in the face of God’s Holy law, which demands punishment for every sin. How can you or I possibly escape God’s righteous wrath? The Bible’s answer is this: God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ / the Messiah, died for us. 

As part of an amazing rescue plan God the Son volunteered to take the place of sinners and bear the just penalty for their sin. The sinless Son of God willingly suffered and died for us, the righteous for the unrighteous.

Jesus the Sin – Bearer:

 This demonstrates the holiness of God. There was nothing “faked” about Christ’s death on the Cross. The penalty for the sins of others was paid in full by the death of God’s sinless Son.

As he hung on the cross he cried out “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”  At that terrible moment God the Father turned his back on his beloved Son, who endured the penalty of separation from God. Don’t ever think that God never cried. Jesus wept over Jerusalem. Jesus is the image of God to us. He said if you know me you know His Father.

A human father seeing his son crucified would cry…how much more God the Father with HIS perfect love…over the death of His Son Jesus. Notice how this shows God’s perfect holiness. All sin, every sin, must be punished…and when Jesus took the place of sinners he became as accountable for their sins as if he had been responsible for them. The one man who lived a perfect life suffered the double death penalty for the guilty.

Jesus the Savior:

This demonstrates the power of God. Three days after his death, Jesus was declared with power, to be the Son of God by his resurrection from the dead. He gave many convincing proofs that he was alive and he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him.

 The resurrection places an infallible stamp of authority upon Christ and His claims concerning the divine authorship of the Bible. No other religion, religious figure, or religious writing can claim this support. As one writer concluded, Confucius’ tomb…. occupied, Buddha’s tomb…occupied, Mohammed’s tomb…occupied, Jesus’ tomb…. Empty. This one fact alone substantiates Christ’s life and work and the Bible as the ONLY Word of God!

In raising Christ from the dead, God powerfully demonstrated that he accepted his death in the place of yours as the full and perfect payment for your sin’s penalty and as the basis on which he can offer a full and free pardon to you, who would otherwise be doomed to spend eternity in hell.

Jesus will knock patiently on the door of your heart until it beats no more.

Begin your search today for HIM while you have an opportunity to choose eternal life. By not making the choice before you die, you will have reaped the eternal destiny of your own choosing….not choosing is a choice!

Isaiah 9 vs. 6:  “For a Child will be born to us, a SON will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called  Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace, on the throne of DAVID and over his kingdom, To establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness. From then on and forevermore…The Lord of Hosts…WILL…accomplish this.”

 YESHUA / JESUS… THE SON OF GOD IS THE ULTIMATE ANSWER TO YOUR DISEASE PROBLEM OF SIN. HE IS THE LAST BLOOD SACRIFICE REQUIRED BY GOD — ENDING A  4,000 YEAR OLD SACRIFICIAL SYSTEM FOR MANKIND’S SIN.

So again, I ask you, WHAT MORE can God do to grab your attention before it’s too late for you?

FROM DUST TO GLORY

Dust
To mankind GOD has given His image. He has made us a little higher than the angels. However at this time in our imperfect state before Him, God refers to us as “but dust”.

Let’s go back in time for a moment to when God made Adam the first man. God reached down into the earth and gathered a handful of dust from which He would create the first man. God is omniscient meaning He knows the future. He knew that there would be a day coming when He would have to sacrifice His only begotten Son on a Cross to bring salvation to the race of man.

So when God gathered the dust to form the first man, it was His tears that wet the dust to turn it into clay as God molded Adam into His Image. These were the first of the many tears of God because He knew what the cost was going to be to His beloved Son on the Cross. He knew that He would have to turn away from the cries of His Son on the Cross-when Jesus roared “My God, My God…Why have you forsaken me?”

Yet God made Adam anyway from the dust mixed with His Tears. Then as Adam awoke a new creation…the first man…Adam stood and stretched his arms out as all of us do when we awake.

And the light that reflected from God upon the first man created the shadow of the CROSS behind the man. God’s eyes looked upon the dust that Adam was made of …and tears filled the eyes of God again.

The Shadow of Mans Cross would be there every morning in this land filled with both light and shadows till the end of mankind’s days.

If only every person made in the image of God could come to know JESUS during their journey in life so the weight and burden of the beam could be lifted and carried by their Savior.

But every person cannot come to Christ, because God has chosen and elected the few and not the many. And God did that to bring Glory to HIS Name. But what of free will you say…God said He gave you free will, and He did. He gave you, in your fallen state the ability to choose your sins. But you do not have the ability to choose God as your savior. That choice resides alone with God through the Power of the HOLY SPIRIT.

The question you face is whether or not you are one of the Chosen. The Bible speaks always of a Remnant (the few) whom God chose from eternity past from among the nations of the earth to ultimately be a love gift to His Son.

Are you one of the Chosen? Do you have Royal blood running through your veins? It’s been said that running throughout time is a Crimson Thread representing the Bloodline of the Messiah. Throughout history this bloodline and its attempted corruption has been the main focus of the angel of light who has become the King of Darkness, the god of this world, satan.

Satan is a believer in Jesus. So much so that he has spent all his energy throughout time to stop the plan of Salvation as described in the Bible, the Word of God.

And so the battlefield continues to be filled with blood and the war rages on both in the realm of humans and the realm of angels. When God formed us from the dust using HIS tears to make the clay, it did not complete us.

Each of us was born alive physically but our Spirit within us was born dead. We each need to find a personal relationship with JESUS. Only in this way can we gain the assurance of our Salvation and become Born Again by having our Heart Circumcised and our Spirit Quickened and brought to life within us.

The only place this journey to Salvation can begin is within the pages of the book that God Himself wrote for you to read about Himself. His Words, the Words of God will grow within your heart and mind and kindle the flame within your Spirit.

This flame ultimately will consume you so that every thought you have about every circumstance in your life, and the world around you will be measured against the Word of God.

Then you will gain a new perspective about life here. You will realize you don’t belong here at all. Heaven will become precious to you like never before. And most of all you will become more like Christ every day and your heart will become burdened for the lost. Your compassion will give you new eyes to see through every day as you continue to meet those I call the real walking dead…because they have no spiritual life.

You need wisdom and discernment to rely on the words of men who write books about the word of God. But if you read God’s Word out of His Holy Bible you will receive wisdom and discernment from the author of everything, including an understanding of the future.